Bitcoin and Cypherpunk History

Bitcoin’s origin story is as mysterious as it is fascinating. Invented by a pseudonymous creator and growing organically as dark market money in its early days, Bitcoin’s history is rich with eccentric characters and entrepreneurs. The following books highlight some of these characters while shining some light on Bitcoin’s early days.

I highly recommend The Book Satoshi, which collects all known writings of Bitcoin’s creator and American Kingpin, which is a gripping retelling of Bitcoin’s early days and its application on The Silk Road marketplace. The Blocksize Wars is required reading as well, at least for anyone who wants to understand Bitcoin’s civil war and the nature of the politics involved in this global consensus system.

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